Santtu Kinnunen

Born: 1999-06-09

Team: Pelicans

Position: Defenseman

Shoots: Right

Height / Weight: 6-2 / 161

REPORT: PELICANS @ HIFK (LIIGA), OCTOBER 24, 2018

Kinnunen had an impressive game on the second pairing as Pelicans defeated HIFK 4-2 in the Liiga. He recorded an assist on the game-winning goal in the third period. His puck management was strong throughout the game. He gave hard and accurate passes and started breakouts from his defensive end. He did cause an icing in the third period, but soon after he made a good long pass for a zone entry. He possesses great vision and showed a high-panic threshold with the puck. He even displayed some physicality on one occasion in the neutral zone, closing the gap in the open ice. Kinnunen showcased strong four-way mobility and skated well backwards. A very promising performance from the Florida Panthers seventh rounder who was playing in his fourth Liiga game.